A 60-year-old guy passed away following a wild brawl at an intermediate school basketball game in Vermont on Tuesday night … and now, cops state they’re investigating everything.
The fight broke out at the Alburgh Community Education Center in Alburgh … throughout a hoops game that included seventh and eighth-grade kids from Alburgh and St. Albans intermediate schools.
Video that was shot from the supposed scene reveals a number of grownups hurried onto the court — kicking and punching each other — all while the kids searched from the sidelines.
@CNN Man eliminated at intermediate school basketball game in Vermont pic.twitter.com/XeemBOl042
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It’s uncertain what triggered the melee … Vermont State Police stated in a declaration Wednesday that when officers appeared to the scene prior to 7 PM, the fracas had actually ended and a number of individuals associated with the tiff had actually currently left the school.
Cops state Russell Giroux was hurt throughout the fight, however chosen to drive house. Giroux wound up stopping his vehicle and calling very first responders, and was carried to a neighboring healthcare facility. Tragically, he was noticable dead at the medical center. His body, cops state, will go through an autopsy to identify the cause and way of his death.
The VSP states it’s now investigating the situations surrounding everything — though no arrests have actually been made yet. They’re asking anybody with details to come forward or call the Detective’s Office at the St. Albans Barracks at 802-524-5993.
Both schools launched declarations Wednesday on the event … calling it all heartbreaking.
“All of us in the Maple Run Community are shocked and saddened by last night’s death of Russell Giroux after a physical altercation during a basketball game at the Alburgh Community Education Center,” Alburgh M.S. authorities stated.
“We extend our condolences and sympathies to his family and friends. Since our students observed the altercation, we are working in the next days to support our students and families in dealing with the consequences of the altercation and Mr. Giroux’s death.”
Added St. Albans, “Our immediate goal is to remind and educate our students and families that our school culture is one of family, community, and kindness.”